WHAT IS TERPINEOL? THE CANNABIS TERPENE

EXPLORING THE CANNABIS TERPENE TERPINEOL

THE MANY HEALING POWERS OF TERPINEOL

This terpene brings to mind the smell of lilacs, cloves and citrus, with a little earthy smell tossed in for fun. Favored by the perfume industry for the sweet smells of spring it brings to mind, this terpene also has many uses.

Research is showing that Terpineol is an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and also fights cancer. The latter is of great value to science and it is likely because of the antioxidant properties that it fights cancer.

Cancer is thought to be a problem stemming from too many free radicals in the blood and in the body, caused by the oxidation of cells. This is a natural part of the death of a cellular matter, but when too much becomes present, free radicals are formed and they are suspected to have a role in causing cancer to start forming.

Antioxidants help to rid the body of free radicals and therefore Terpineol is a valuable tool to use in fighting cancer and boosting the immune system. More research is necessary, most certainly, but we are becoming highly aware of the value in cannabis and the terpenes and cannabinoids that it holds locked inside. As scientists work to unlock the secrets of this plant, humans are beginning to enjoy the rewards of using medical marijuana, thanks to the easing of regulations and legalization of medical marijuana in many states.

WHAT CONDITIONS MIGHT TERPINEOL HELP TO TREAT?

Terpineol is said to have the highest anti-inflammatory properties of all the terpenes, meaning that it can help with a host of symptoms and issues such as:

  • COPD
  • PULMONARY DISEASES
  • ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
  • ARTHRITIS
  • AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
  • CANCER
  • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
  • TYPE TWO DIABETES
  • NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES

This is a long list that encompasses many other specific issues like Fibromyalgia, Muscular Sclerosis, and many others. Terpineol has a mild sedative effect, which can help when painful flare-ups of autoimmune disease happen. Terpineol may even be able to reduce the number of times that flare-ups happen, giving overall relief that isn’t available in other forms for people.

Terpineol has been show to manage pain and also reduce the frequency of seizure activity; it is even able to reduce the severity of seizures over time. It has been shown to help kill harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and helps to aid in the healing of ulcers.

By far, it performs best for those who suffer any sort of seizure disorder. Current research is being performed to test Terpineol as a topical treatment for microbial infections of the skin and test performance as an antifungal.